Find out how much councillors are paid, and how the allowances procedure is overseen.

The full scheme forms part of the council’s constitution. Copies of the record of payments made under the members allowance scheme are available below. They are also available for inspection at County Hall in Northallerton, during office hours.

Basic allowance

The basic allowance for all members of the council is £9,635.

Allowances in detail

Special responsibility allowances are paid to certain members of the council as follows:

Position Allowance
Chairman of the council £9,924
Vice-chairman of the council £3,308
Leader of the council £26,464
Deputy leader of the council £16,540
Executive members £14,886
Chairman of the scrutiny of health committee £9,924
Chairmen of other overview and scrutiny committees £4,962
Vice-chairmen of overview and scrutiny committees £1,654
Chairman of the pension fund committee £4,962
Chairmen of area constituency committees £2,481
Chairman of the appeals committee £4,962
Vice-chairman of the appeals committee £827
Chairman of audit committee £3,308
Chairman of the planning and regulatory functions committee £4,135
Chairman of the standards committee £1,654
Chairman of the planning and regulatory functions sub-committee £1,654
Champions for young people and older people £1,654
Leaders of political groups, where the group is the second party in group membership £4,962
Leaders of political groups, where the group has over ten per cent of all members (where there is more than one such group, the allowance shall be shared equally. NB ten per cent of the membership is to be interpreted as seven in number) £2,481
Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the first party in group membership £2,481
Secretaries of political groups, where the group is the second party in group membership £1,654
Secretaries of political groups, where the group has over ten per cent of all members (where there is more than one such group, the allowance shall be shared equally. NB ten per cent of the membership is to be interpreted as seven in number) £827
Independent persons for standards £827
Chairman of the pensions board £3,000
Chairman of the police and crime panel £4,962
Vice-chairmen of the police and crime panel £1,654
Independent co-opted members of the police and crime panel £827

Travel and subsistence allowance is paid to members as follows, in respect of approved duties. Details of these duties are included in the full members allowance scheme, which forms part of the constitution. The scheme aligns the rates to those payable to county council officers. Should officer rates be reviewed during the year, any change will be reflected in the rates payable to members from the operative date of the review.

Car allowances

  • Up to 10,000 miles per annum - 42p per mile
  • Additional miles in excess of 10,000 per annum - 25p per mile

Rail and air travel

Reimbursed at cost.

Subsistence allowances

Actual expenditure up to a maximum of:

  • Breakfast - £6.50
  • Lunch - £6.50
  • Tea - £3.50
  • Evening meal - £11
  • Overnight - £76.50
  • Overnight (London) - £110

Independent remuneration panel

The independent remuneration panel consists of four members. The panel makes recommendations and provides advice to the county council about its members’ allowances scheme. Before the council makes or amends its members’ allowances scheme it must have regard to, and publicise, the panel’s recommendations.

The independent remuneration panel has published the following documents:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the panel, please email our democratic services team.